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Postgraduate fees and finance

Tuition fees

Full-time fees (per year) 2024-25

Part-time fees (per year) 2024-25

MA courses



MA courses (alumni discount)*



*Only home graduates progressing from BA (Hons) at Leeds Arts University within the last three years will qualify for the discount. Fees for continuing students may increase by no more than inflation (based on CPI) each year.

Early payment discount

Students who pay their fees in full before the 31 August will receive a discount of 5%.

All payment schemes are subject to review, update and terms and conditions. For further details please contact Finance on 0113 2028006.

Payment of fees

If you are responsible for paying all or part of your tuition fees you can pay in full at the start of the academic year. However, we understand that some students may not be able to do this. To help with this the University does allow payment to be broken down into three instalments. The first instalment will be due before enrolment, with further instalments due on the first day of the second and third trimesters.

Postgraduate loans

Postgraduate loans up to a maximum value of £12,167 are available if your course starts on or after 1 August 2023. These loans are available for all taught and research Masters programmes in all subjects. The loans can be used for tuition fees, living costs and other study expenses as you see fit.

Further information can be found at

Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship

A scholarship of £2,000 will be awarded to one home student for one year. The scholarship will be awarded by a panel of staff and comprises of a reduction in tuition fees for the year. Click here for more information.

Please note the scholarship application deadline for students commencing their studies in 2024 has now passed.

Home Student Alumni Award

A discount of £1000 for full time Postgraduate students and £500 per year for part time students is available to those who have graduated from a Leeds Arts University undergraduate course in the last three years.

Higher Education Hardship Fund

Once you have started your course and paid your fees, you may be eligible to apply for financial help from the Hardship Fund. This fund cannot be used for tuition fees. For more information about this fund please contact Student Finance at

Disabled Students’ Allowances

DSAs are grants to help students with disabilities, mental health conditions or learning difficulties meet the cost of specialist equipment and other related course costs. In order to be eligible, your course must be full time and last for a minimum of one year.

If you have extra costs as a result of attending your course because of a disability. You can get help for this through the following links:

Work and employer sponsorship

You may work for an employer who is prepared to help fund your postgraduate study as part of your staff training and development. Find out more at

If your fees are being paid by an employer, government or other organisation, you should ideally make arrangements with them to provide payment prior to, or at the start of the academic year.

Where this is not possible, you should provide a letter or purchase order from the sponsoring organisation which states the amount of the sponsorship and gives the name and address to which the invoice should be sent. Invoices are issued directly to sponsors and payment terms are 30 days from the invoice date. We would advise that you retain a copy of your sponsorship letters or purchase orders for your own records.

Please note: Instalment arrangements are not available to sponsors.

Charities and trust funds

You may be able to get support from a charity or an educational trust fund. To find out, call the Educational Grants Advisory Service on 020 7254 6251 to ask for a questionnaire. You can also search online at or

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